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GO HERE: Colorful Fall Hikes

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IMG_9294Forget Pinterest, forget Instagram: With just a few more weeks left of fall foliage, Rogue Valley residents can find numerous trails that meander for miles under a colorful canopy. Below are just a few easy and convenient hikes to keep you and the kiddos oohing and ahhing for the rest of the season.

Lithia Park (Ashland): With a wide variety of deciduous trees, creek-side strolling, and bathroom access, Lithia Park is a no-brainer. Start at the plaza in Ashland and just follow the trail up the watershed for the duration of your camera’s battery.

Taylor Creek trail (Grants Pass): Just outside Grants Pass near Galice, the Taylor Creek Trail offers hikers great waterfalls, ponds, and colorful vistas. Seriously, Southern Oregon is gorgeous! From Merlin drive east down Galice Rd. to Morrison’s lodge and then take a left up Taylor Creek Road. Horses, hikers, and bikers.

Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail (Jacksonville): Beginning in the Britt Gardens, this trail follows Jackson Creek for a mile under a beautiful collage of fall colors. With 15 awesome hiking trails, you can’t beat The Jacksonville Woodlands Historic Natural Park Trail system for it’s access to easy and beautiful woodland walks.

Jackson County Master Gardeners Association: So impressed by the colorful foliage that you want to plant a few plants and trees of your own? Check out the Master Gardener’s Symposium Saturday, November 7th at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center at 101 S. Bartlett St. Medford for a full day’s workshop for all skill levels. $40. Lunch included.




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